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Genus Eulophus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Eulophidae
Subfamily Eulophinae
Tribe Eulophini
Genus Eulophus
Explanation of Names
Eulophus Geoffroy 1762
15 spp. in our area, 80 spp. worldwide(1)
Life Cycle
Larvae of some species live gregariously as ectoparasitoids of leaf-feeding, free-living caterpillars. When mature, they pupate close to the host's remains on a leaf (the remains often fall away). These parasitoid larvae often pupate on leaves around their dead host. The pupae are naked, brown or black, ~2 mm long, with a tiny pile of yellow meconium beside each one.(2)
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